Washington's 6th congressional district
WA CD 06-2013.pdf
Representative
  Derek Kilmer
DArtondale
Population (2000)654,902
Median income$63,129[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+6[2]

Washington's 6th congressional district encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma. The 6th District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Derek Kilmer, a Democrat from Artondale, since January 2013. He succeeded 36-year incumbent and fellow Democrat Norm Dicks, at the time the dean of the Washington delegation.

Established after the 1930 U.S. Census, the 6th District is a working class district, with many of its jobs provided by tourism and a declining timber industry on the Pacific and Juan de Fuca coasts, and by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.

Presidentially, the 6th leans Democratic. It was one of only two districts retained by the Democrats in the Republican wave of 1994.

Al Gore and John Kerry carried the district in 2000 and 2004 with 52% and 53% of the vote, respectively. Barack Obama swept the district in 2008 with 57% of the vote.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 51 - 39%
2012 President Obama 56 - 41%
2008 President Obama 57 - 40%
2004 President Kerry 53 - 36%
2000 President Gore 52 - 37
1996 President Clinton 50 - 36%
1992 President Clinton 43 - 31%

List of representatives representing the District

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
District Home Notes
District created March 4, 1933
Wesley Lloyd (Washington state Congressman).jpg Wesley Lloyd Democratic March 4, 1933 – January 10, 1936 73rd
74th
Died
Vacant January 10, 1936 – January 3, 1937
John M. Coffee, 79th Congress.jpg John Main Coffee Democratic January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1947 75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
Thor C. Tollefson.jpg Thor Carl Tollefson Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1965 80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Floyd Hicks 94th Congress 1975.jpg Floyd Hicks Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977 89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Norman Dicks, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Norm Dicks Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013 95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Retired
Derek C. Kilmer 113th Congress.jpg Derek Kilmer Democratic January 3, 2013 – present 113th
114th
115th
116th
Gig Harbor Incumbent

Living former members

As of January 2019, there is one living former member. The most recent representative to die was Floyd Hicks (served 1965–1977) on December 1, 1992.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Norm Dicks 1977–2013 (1940-12-16) December 16, 1940 (age 78)

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=53&cd=06
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Washington State Redistricting Commission
  • Find your new congressional district: a searchable map, Seattle Times, January 13, 2012

Coordinates: 47°10′N 123°30′W / 47.167°N 123.500°W / 47.167; -123.500